Good Sprouts

I have eaten some superbly healthy food which was much needed after a disaster yesterday.

I exited my usual station from a different exit and discovered this charming little area and unfortunately a Konditor & Cook which I know well from Borough Market.  I managed to walk past in the morning but was lured back for lunch.Konditor & Cook near Waterloo This little area of terraced houses is totally residential.  It was like a little village amongst the train lines and tall modern buildings.  I really liked it.Whittlesey Street Really lovely.Whittlesey St This image was stuck in my mind during a stressful morning so I walked back at lunch time.K&C cakes I had a healthy lunch of baked salmon with 3 delicious salads.  But then a cake binge.  I wish I didn’t do that but I do.  I do at least have them far less often but sometimes it still happens.  The rest of the day was an eating disaster.salmon and mixed salads

So I awoke today determined to be very good.  Very good indeed.  I started with a lovely bowl of egg fried brown Basmati rice with onions and lots of kale.  Plus some sprouts.

405 calories.stir fried rice and kale I worked from home and spent 40 minutes walking in the woods.  I walked as fast as I could, muddy and slippery areas permitting.walking in the cloudy woods I chose to have an ultra healthy lunch.  I wanted to have a huge bowl of raw veggies and so I made a simple French Dressing to go with it.French dressing makings More sprouts for lunch.  They are supposed to be one of the best foods you can eat as they are packed full of vitamins (especially B, C, E and A), protein and enzymes.  They are easy to digest too.

I love the words on the front of this packet; “these sprouts are grown with the conscious awareness of the interconnectedness of everything and all life.”Sky Sprouts I had a huge bowl of mixed leaves with 2 celery sticks, a large tomato and a pile of mixed sprouts.sprout salad 3 The sprouts taste quite peppery which I like but I can see why they are not to everyone’s taste.sprout salad 2 With the dressing this was very tasty.  It did take a lot of chewing to get through.

170 very healthy calories, which includes the dressing.sprout salad 1 Dinner was a small portion of chilli beef with lots of carrots and celery cooked with it on top of quarter of a mashed butternut squash.  My meals, apart from large bowlfuls of raw veggies, have become so much smaller which is really good.

397 calories.mince and squash I had so many calories left I had a Co Yo with mixed berries.Co Yo Mixed Berries Delicious.

387  calories.Co Yo BerriesI finished the day 5 calories over my allowance.  I am really pleased I had such a healthy breakfast and lunch.  Dinner was not junk food and did have lots of veggies in it but I wouldn’t call it healthy to have 125 g red meat.  Good protein though.

Mainly I am delighted I was straight back on the diet after yesterday’s blow out.  I can do this.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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One Response to Good Sprouts

  1. laura1952 says:

    Great comeback today Zoe!

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